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Ingram Digital selects Summon for MyiLibrary

With the Summon service, Ingram Digital will provide metadata for all the titles in its MyiLibrary e-Book platform. MyiLibrary includes more than 185,000 titles with an additional 5,000 titles being added each month. Ingram Digital is part of a burgeoning movement of publishers and aggregators who are choosing to make their content more discoverable to students and faculty via this service.

Java, Network Computers and Network PCs, Implications for library systems

Management of PC has been a problem for librarians since they were first deployed to library staff and users. Compared to the dumb terminal the additional functionality has been an expensive benefit – and in many cases, a totally under used one. The Pentium PC on an issue desk is probably not performing to its full capabilities!

Simple media maintenance using the multifunctional Biblio Mobile StaffStation

The new portable hand reader is clearly more than just a further development of the familiar BiblioWand models. The new Biblio Mobile StaffStation is in fact a user-oriented, multifunctional and extremely lightweight device which, in conjunction with a laptop, can be used for media maintenance as well as offering a whole range of additional features. The very high reading speed is particularly striking: the device can reliably detect up to 500 shelved media in one minute.

Hiwassee College Library (US) goes Live on LibLime Enterprise Koha

LibLime Enterprise Koha is built on over two years of completed customer-sponsored development, including several academic and consortia features. This Software as a Service offering on LibLime’s new cloud computing platform will also feature regular monthly releases as additional customer-sponsored development is completed. Hiwassee is a residential coeducational liberal arts college with historic ties to the Methodist Church.

Campaigners save Wirral libraries

A long hard local and national campaign to save 11 libraries on The Wirral has achieved its goal. All eleven libraries have been saved in a U-turn decision by Wirral council.
That means of the fifteen libraries under threat in The Wirral and Swindon, we only lost one. That hurts, but it could have been worse.